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1. COOKIES AND THEIR CLASSIFICATION
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from the website that a user visits to the user’s device (typically the browser), where they are stored to be able to recognize that device during next visits. During the following access to the website, cookies are sent back from the user’s device to the website.
Each cookie generally contains: the name of the server from which the cookie was sent, its expiration date, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number by the computer. The website’s server that sends the cookie uses this number to recognize you when you return to visit a website or navigate from one page to another.
Cookies can be installed not only by the same operator of the website visited by the user (first-party cookies) but also by a different website that installs cookies through the first website (third-party cookies) and is able to recognize them. This happens because the visited website may contain elements (such as images, maps, sounds, links to web pages on other domains, etc.) that are hosted on servers different from the one of the visited website.
Based on their purpose, cookies are categorized as technical cookies and statistical/profiling cookies.
Technical cookies are those used solely for “the purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide that service” (see Article 122, paragraph 1 of the Privacy Code).
In particular, these cookies are typically used to enable efficient navigation between pages, store user preferences (such as language, country, etc.), perform computer authentications, manage shopping carts, or facilitate online purchases, and more.
Some of these cookies (referred to as essential or strictly necessary) enable functions without which certain operations would not be possible. According to the aforementioned Article 122, paragraph 1 of the Privacy Code, the use of technical cookies does not require the consent of users.
Technical cookies also include so-called analytics cookies when used directly by the website operator to collect aggregated information on the number of users and how they visit the website. These cookies allow the owners and/or operators of websites to understand how users interact with the website’s content for the purpose of optimizing it.
Profiling cookies, on the other hand, are used to track a user’s navigation, analyze their behavior for marketing purposes, and create profiles based on their tastes, habits, choices, etc. This allows for the delivery of targeted advertising messages in line with the user’s interests and preferences expressed during online navigation. These cookies can only be installed on the user’s device if they have given their consent through the simplified methods outlined in the Directive.
Based on their duration, cookies can be categorized as persistent, which remain stored on the user’s device until their expiration, unless removed by the user, and session cookies, which are not stored persistently on the user’s device and disappear when the browser is closed.
Which cookies are used by this website?
It is worth noting that users can manage their preferences for online behavioral advertising (so-called “on line behavioural advertising”) through the website www.youronlinechoices.com/it, which lists the major providers of behavioral advertising. Through this site, users can opt out or opt in for all companies, or alternatively, adjust their preferences individually for each company.
How to Disable/Modify Cookies?
To change your previously expressed cookie preferences, there is a dedicated link to the control panel located at the margin of the pages or in the website’s footer (bottom).
By default, most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can modify this default configuration through your browser’s settings. Disabling or blocking cookies or deleting them may, however, hinder the optimal use of certain areas of the website, prevent the use of some services, and potentially slow down your browsing experience.
The configuration for managing cookies depends on the browser you are using. Typically, cookie settings can be accessed through the “Preferences,” “Tools,” or “Options” menu.
Here are the links to guides for managing cookies in major web browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/microsoft-edge/eliminare-i-cookie-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
Safari [mobile version]: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
2. EXTENDED PRIVACY NOTICE